[...] metanalyses [studies based on a group of other studies] find that self-help is almost
as effective as other therapeutic interventions, and most change occurs between,
not during, the therapy hour. Writing in the December issue of
Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, he cites, for example,
research showing that about 75 percent of people who change behavioral and
addictive disorders do so on their own.
Psychotherapy Networker, July/August 2007, p. 16
[...] about 75 percent of people
who change behavioral and addictive disorders do so on their own....
There are a wide variety of self help groups based on the 12 steps, originally developed in Alcoholics Anonymous. Here are a few:
For people seeking to manage their spending and debts Debtors Anonymous is a great resource
For help with issues such as grief, anxiety, low self-esteem, panic and other emotional issues, there is Emotions Anonymous
For help with couples issues, there is Recovering Couples Anonymous. Though many couples in RCA are also in other 12 step fellowships, the only requirement for membership is a desire to "stay committed in loving and intimate relationships"
There are a wide variety of resources that can help you
move closer to where, and who, you want to be.
Here are a few:
Maryland Peer Warm-Line
We help individuals living with mental health and/or substance use needs. We provide support and resources for people who are having a difficult time, might be isolating, might be entering in or out of a hospital, or if you just need to talk to somebody.